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New listings

  Affordable Care Act Presentation – A licensed agent for a private health care marketplace will present an overview of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Thursday, 4-5:30 p.m., Colfax Library, 102 S. Main St., Colfax. For more information call (509) 397-4366 or visit www.whitco.lib.wa.us. Free.

The MOOSE Project – The Magic of Oral and Signing Education will offer three programs for deaf and hard of hearing children, families and friends. Mighty Moose is a play and social group for children age 5 years and younger, Friday, Nov. 5 and 22, Dec. 6 and 20, 10-10:45 a.m. Moose on the Loose is a childcare program with babysitters who use sign language, Nov. 15 and Dec. 14, 4-7 p.m. Moose Tracks is a social and support group for teens, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12, 5:30-7 p.m. All programs held at Latah Valley Presbyterian Church, 202 East Meadowlane Road. For more information visit ww.mooseproject.net.

“Life in the Balance: Jewish Perspectives on Everyday Medical Dilemmas” - The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute in conjunction with Chabad of Spokane will present this six-session course beginning on Sunday, 10:30 a.m., Chabad of Spokane, 4116 E. 37th Ave. To register call (509) 443-0770 or visit www.myjli.com.

Sign Language Classes – SignFly will offer beginning and intermediate sign language classes on Tuesday nights, Oct. 29-Dec. 3, 2426 S. Dishman Mica Road. Register at (509) 218-2618 or www.signfly.org. $125.

“What Women Need to Know about Heart Disease” – Presented by Dieter Lubbe, an interventional cardiologist with the Providence Spokane Heart Institute. Nov. 12, 6-7:30 p.m., Providence Auditorium, 20 W. Ninth Ave. To register visit www.phc.org. Free.

Health and Fitness Fair - Booths from Advocare, WildTree, Reiki, Reflexology. There will also be massage and fitness testing. A BODYVIVE class will be held from 5-6:00 p.m. and yoga will be held from 6-7:00 p.m. Frontline Fitness, 414 W. Seltice Way, Post Falls. For more information call (208) 777-7999. $5 suggested donation.

Today

Medicare Open Enrollment – An informational workshop presented by senior health insurance benefits adviser Tonya Steele. Today, 11:30 a.m., 545 N. Garden Plaza Court, Post Falls. Call (208) 773-3701 for more information. Free.

Planning: The Key to a Joyous Holiday Season - The Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter will discuss how planning can help overcome stress and sadness for people with dementia and their caregivers during the holiday season. Today, 1-3 p.m., The Ridge Social Hall at Rockwood South Hill, 2903 E. 25th Ave. (park at Community Center and take shuttle to event location). For more information or reservations call (509) 344-6912.

UnitedHealthcare meetings – Presented by certified senior adviser Lavoine Schellenberg and Medicare specialist Holly Ferguson-Napier. Today, Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26 at 9:30 a.m., South Side Community Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave.; Thursday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 7, 14, 21 and Dec. 5 at 9:30 a.m., Good Samaritan Community Center, 1728 E. Eighth Ave.; Monday and Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25 at 9:30 a.m., Eagles Club North, 6410 N. Lidgerwood St.; Thursday at 6:30 p.m., Fairwinds Retirement Community, 520 E. Holland Ave. For more information call (509) 990-6522 or (509) 710-6366. 

Upcoming

Hip and Knee Pain: Causes and Treatments – Presented by the Rockwood Health System. Wednesday, 6-7 p.m., Valley Hospital Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave. For reservations or more information call (509) 473-5672 or email or cendand@empirehealth.org. Free.

Purple Light Vigil – Join the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in raising awareness and honoring those impacted by pancreatic cancer. Sunday, 7 p.m., Riverstone Park, 1805 Tilford Lane, Coeur d’Alene. For more information email khlebichuk@pancanvolunteer.org.

Health Care Reform Luncheon – Community Colleges of Spokane presents “Health Care Reform: A Regional Prognosis.” Keynote speaker will be Chris Miller, executive director of the Education Advisory Board in Washington, D.C., Monday, noon-2:30 p.m., Spokane Community College Lair in the Sasquatch, Bigfoot, and Littlefoot rooms, Building 6, 1810 N. Greene St. Registration is required at www.eventbrite.com/ event/8245385169. Free.

Free Lifestyle Counseling – Students in the Nutrition and Exercise Physiology Program at Washington State University in Spokane need 30 volunteers to sign-up for one-on-one lifestyle counseling, or participate in group exercise, or both. Counseling began on Oct. 21, but later applicants are welcome. For more information call (509) 368-6710 or email nep.clinic@wsu.edu or visit www.pharmacy.wsu.edu /currentstudents/nepclinic.html.

Health Insurance Information - The Spokane County Library District will host a series of informational sessions to help you learn about health insurance for individuals and small businesses. Dec. 18 and Feb. 19 at the Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., (509) 893-8400; Nov. 20, Jan. 15 and March 19 at North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350. All sessions are 6-8 p.m. Visit www.scld.org or call (509) 893-8200 for more information.

Parenting/childbirth

Prepared Child Birth Classes – Six-week, 12-hour course is for those already pregnant and covers topics including prenatal care, nutrition, stages of labor, pain management, breathing, Cesarean birth, post-delivery care, infant CPR, newborn care and lactation. Classes are held 7-9 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, or in a condensed eight-hour format on select Saturdays. Cost is $60 per person/couple, preregistration is required. Held at Valley Hospital and Medical Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Call (509) 473-5446 or email frasert@empirehealth.org to register and for more information.

Cancer support

Breast Cancer Support – The group meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 6-8 p.m. at Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St., in the Radiation Oncology Department Conference Room. Call (509) 474-5490 for information.

Cancer Support Group – Meets the first, third and fifth Tuesdays of each month, 5:30-7 p.m., Holy Family Hospital, Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St., Room 2. Cost is free. Call (509) 474-5490 for more information.

Look Good… Feel Better – A program offered by the American Cancer Society to help women diagnosed with cancer learn how to apply cosmetics and choose wigs and other head wear. The group meets twice monthly. For locations, time and more information, call Bonnie Abernethy at (509) 455-3440, option 3.

Chiropractic care

Free Scoliosis Screening – Enlist professional expertise to your service group or club. Call Loren C. Miller at (509) 327-3393.

Free Scoliosis Screening – The progression of scoliosis can be slowed or stopped and reversed in most cases without surgery. Utilize this opportunity to have your child evaluated. Call Mark Guthrie at (509) 327-8188.

Yoga

Kundalini Yoga and Meditation – Simple yogic techniques that can be enjoyed by everyone. Each class features physical exercises, breathwork and meditation. Held Sundays, 5-6:30 p.m., at Harmony Yoga, 1717 W. Sixth Ave., Suite 5. Cost is $15 per drop-in or $65 for a five-class pass. Multiple class passes available for a discounted rate. Call (509) 869-5162 for more information.

Moon Tree Gentle Yoga Classes – Exploring meditation: For all levels, meets Mondays, 7-8 p.m., $10/class with enrollment or $15 drop-in. Chair yoga: For seniors, people in wheelchairs and others with limited mobility, meets Fridays, 9:30-10:30 a.m., $10 per class with enrollment, $15 drop-in. Classes held at Moon Tree Gentle Yoga, 511 S. Pine, Suite D. To register, call (509) 481-3134 or visit www.moontreeyoga.com.

St. Joseph Family Center Classes: Mindfulness Meditation - Learn the practice of mindfulness meditation to calm the mind and open the heart. Guided 30-minute meditation, teaching and discussion. All levels of experience welcome. Held Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per class. Call (509) 928-3863 for more information.

Pilates/Yoga Blend – Improve your strength, flexibility, balance and stamina. Presented by certified fitness professional Joan Magnelli. Participants must bring their own sticky mat. Classes are at a variety of times and locations. For a full list of classes and prices visit www.fitness4allofus.com or email fitness4allofus@gmail.com.

Sunflower Yoga – Learn yoga poses, breath practices and meditation to decrease stress and improve well-being. Quality, safe instruction with a certified Iyengar instructor. Day and evening classes available. Call (509) 535-7369 or visit www.sunfloweryoga.net for more information.

The Renewal Room – New yoga and Pilates studio, now offering on-going classes in yoga, Pilates, yin, and Pilates/yoga fusions. Located at 321 W. Hastings Road. Call (509) 413-6445 or visit www.therenewalroom.com for more information.

Vibrational Yoga – Modernized method of yoga designed to heal by tuning into your vibrations through sound, breath, mind and body postures and stretching. Mondays, 6-7 p.m., Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., and Thursdays, 9-10:30 a.m. at Inner Journeys Center, 334 S. Grant St. Cost is $10 for Tuesday and Thursday classes (Monday session is free, donations welcome). Visit www.kennethjzutter.com to register and call (509) 315-1451 or email kjz@kennethjzutter.com for more information.

Other programs

Alzheimer’s Association Helpline – In Spokane, call (509) 473-3390 or 24-hour help line, (800) 272-3900. Available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Amputee Support Group – Support for people with amputations and their family and friends. Meets the third Tuesday of each month, 11 a.m.-noon, St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. www.stlukesrehab.org or call (509) 473-6681.

Anger Management for Men – Ongoing six-week men’s group, Wednesdays, 5-6:30 p.m., St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost: $15 per session or $90 for the six-week course. For information, call (509) 483-6495.

Beginner’s Passage Meditation – Five-week meditation series, 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. The workshop is based on the book, “Passage Mediation,” by Sri Easwaran, which may be purchased at local bookstores or www.easwaran.org. Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. For more information call (509) 534-7954. Free, donation suggested.

Bone Density and Blood Pressure Screenings Free screenings every Tuesday and Friday, 9 a.m.-noon, at Valley Hospital and Medical Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. No appointment needed. Offered by Valley Hospital and Medical Center Volunteer Services; call (509) 473-5415 or email volunteers@empirehealth.org for more information.

Breast and Cervical Health Program – Provides eligible women with free health exams and mammograms sponsored by Spokane Regional Health District. Call (509) 324-1553 or (888) 461-8876.

Children’s Environmental Health Network – Web site offers information on organizations active in various fields, sources of data on child health and environmental hazards and more, www.cehn.org or call (202) 543-4033, email at cehn@cehn.org.

Corbin Senior Activity Center Senior Services – Classes and groups for mental, emotional and physical health. Call (509) 327-1584 or visit www.corbinseniorcenter.org for listings.

CPR, First Aid and Automated External Defibrillator Classes – Offered by the American Red Cross. Check the Web site for class schedules. Inland Northwest Chapter, 315 W. Nora Ave. Cost is $35-$55, call (509) 326-3330 ext. 216, or visit www.spokaneredcross.org.

Depression Screenings – Offered to adults by Eastman Consulting Services, 607 S. Government Way, Spokane. Free. Call (509) 456-2190.

Contributions should be mailed to the Health Bulletin Board, The Spokesman-Review, P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210, or emailed to features@spokesman.com. Deadline for Tuesday publication is noon Thursday.

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